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 Reception July 2020

Click on this link for Mrs Wyatt reading ‘While we can’t hug’


Summer Holiday

During the Summer holiday, please will you can carry on doing some fun activities with your child. 

I know that you all want the best for your children and when they have no input for a while, they start to forget what they already know.

Use the resources I have already sent you, to keep reminding your child how to do the following:

    • Write their name correctly
    • Learn the letter sounds a-z
    • Sound out words, such as cat, had, bed, sun
    • Write some short sentences with support e.g. The sun is hot.
    • Name the numbers 0-20
    • Count objects, saying the number, every time they point to an object
    • Talk about number bonds to 10 e.g. 5+5, 6+4, 7+3, 8+2, 9+1, 0+10

Take Care

Mrs Cartwright-Fretwell 😊

Have a look at these websites!

http://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Phonics Play.co.uk

Alpha Blocks

Topmarks.co.uk – Early Years

CBeebies

Crickweb.co.uk – Early Years

Number Blocks

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Click to play the game

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/education-ivor-starting-school?exitGameUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzd4b382

Nursery Rhymes and Songs - Medleys

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people

Reading

 Grown-ups your child needs to keep reading with you so they do not forget what they already have learnt. Remember that Phase words are in the front of the special home book. Thank you and keep enjoying bedtime stories

Summer Stories to Share

Winnie at the Seaside (Winnie the Witch): Amazon.co.uk: Thomas ...

https://youtu.be/i2NwWipGGMA

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler ...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale


THE RAINBOW FISH - Kid's book by author and illustrator Marcus Pfister

https://youtu.be/Nb2msIQo6TI

Summer Songs to Enjoy!

Summer Song for Kids | The Singing Walrus - YouTube

https://youtu.be/mVhh0oATqBI

Mr. Golden Sun - Super Simple Songs

https://youtu.be/hlzvrEfyL2Y

 

Week Beginning 13.07.2020 and 20.07.2020

Hello my Reception friends

It is hard to believe that we are now in our last two weeks of the Summer term and getting ready for the Summer holiday.

It will be really difficult not being able to say goodbye face-to-face with all my Reception children next week, but the main thing is that all my families are well and safe.

Over the next two weeks, once final decisions have been made based on the latest Government guidance, you will receive information about September.

The School leaders are thinking very carefully about how to support your children as they return to School.

I want to take this opportunity to say ‘Thank you’ for working so hard with your children, as you took on the role of teacher.

I do hope that the work which I have put on this page and the work sent home has helped.

Wishing all my families a safe Summer 

Mrs Cartwright-Fretwell and the FS Team 💕

This week our work is based on the theme

Animals

At School, we are going to talk about Pets for one week…

Free pet Images, Pictures, and Royalty-Free Stock Photos ...

And then wild animals in the final week

Animated Cartoon jungle Animals Kids Mural Wallpaper | Marmalade Art

These are some of my favourite animal stories, which you can share together

Hairy Maclary has to visit the vet – see what happens when the animals have to wait to see the vet!

Hairy Maclary's Rumpus At The Vet (Hairy Maclary and Friends ...

https://youtu.be/31Y8Jswk1Zo

The Great Pet Sale - this is a super story about a boy, a rat and ...

https://youtu.be/1ISVfZAVD6o

Walking through the jungle, what do you see?

Can you hear a noise – what could it be?

Walking Through the Jungle: Amazon.co.uk: Lacome, Julie: Books

https://youtu.be/GrhfCXY0qzI

These are some suggestions for fun activities to link with

Animals

Writing

Pencil, Drawing, Stick Figure, Cartoon, Writing, Yellow, Beak ...

  • Draw a picture of your pet or your favourite animal. Label it’s eyes, ears, nose and legs.
  • Design a new home for your pet e.g. a new cage for a hamster with tubes to run and explore in and a wheel for exercise.
  • Write a shopping list with the help of your grown-up. Pretend you are going to buy a new puppy or kitten – what would you need to buy before it arrived at your home?
  • Make a card for your pet to show them how much you love them.

Maths

  • This is a great 2D shape song, which your child will really enjoy. Play it and you will soon be singing it all the time. Sorry!

Shapes song for kids | The Singing Walrus - YouTube

https://youtu.be/OEbRDtCAFdU

  • White Rose Maths has some really great work this week on counting. Click on the link below to take you to the Website

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

  • To link with the story of The Great Pet Sale look at the money which we can use to buy a pet: 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p and £1.00. 

Expressive Arts & Design

Paintbrush - Cartoon Rainbow | Paint brushes, Rainbow, Cartoon

  • Make a paper plate pet mask with the help of your grown-up
  • Create a split-pin pet
  • Make a long snake out of play-dough or card 
  • Make some rabbit ears and stick them on a band to go round your head
  • Make a dog sock puppet

Crusoe The Celebrity Dachshund Explains How To Make A Dog Sock ...

Understanding the World

  • Talk about the different types of pets, how we care for them and what they eat
  • Talk about what we need to do if a pet becomes poorly and how going to the Vet is like us going to the Doctor.
  • Discuss what are wild animals  – elephants, lions, gorillas etc. and talk about where they live

Enjoy some Animal Songs

Walking in the Jungle

Walking In The Jungle | Super Simple Songs - YouTube

https://youtu.be/GoSq-yZcJ-4

I have a pet

I Have A Pet | Animal Song | Super Simple Songs - YouTube

https://youtu.be/pWepfJ-8XU0

Yes, I Can! | Animal Song For Children | Super Simple Songs - YouTube

https://youtu.be/_Ir0Mc6Qilo

Purple Mash 2 do’s: 

2Dos Fish Tank – How many types of fish can you draw?

         Bird – Can you draw and label a colourful bird?

Animals – click to go to the folder with the activities

 

 

Summer Term – Second Half

Over the next eight weeks, the work for our Reception children will be planned on these books and themes.

Communication and Language

Over the next few weeks as we introduce the new themes and stories, it will really help your child, if you encourage them to re-tell the stories using their own words. Developing children’s vocabulary and helping them have the confidence to put their thoughts into words, is so important for Reception children.

Children Singing. Boys And Girls Singing Together Happily. Cute ...

Sharing songs together is great, because the children have fun and songs are fantastic for developing language!

Writing

Our children will soon be ready to move to Year 1 and therefore we need to work together to support them with their writing skills, especially learning to write their name correctly. We can also build their confidence to write words, by sounding out the letters with them.

Phase 2 Sound Button Word Cards (SB1070) - SparkleBox

Maths

Number recognition is really important. At the end of Reception we aim for our children to name the numbers 0-20, when the numbers are shown one at a time.

0–20 Numbers Set Bulletin Board: Scholastic Teacher's Friend ...

Counting objects is really important, so please, as I know you are already doing, count together in many different ways e.g. when you climb up steps, the number of plates you put out for dinner and how many jumps you can do in a minute. Even better, show your child the number after, so they understand how the action and the number link together.

Thank you 😊

 

Photographs of how our Foundation Stage Unit Looks Now

June 2020

Having spoken to Parents and Carers, I know many of you are worried about how our Foundation Stage Unit looks now. 

Our Foundation Stage Unit looks very similar. We have taken away some of the toys, especially those which are difficult to clean.

Our children now work in smaller groups, called ‘Bubbles’. The ‘Bubbles’ have the same Staff and children in them every day.

The ‘Bubbles’ do not mix with each other and stay in their own ‘Zones’ in the Foundation Stage Unit.

The Staff clean all of the toys every day and whilst things are organised differently, the children still feel happy 😊

The Reception main room – Blue Bubble

 

The Reception Den. The children all have their own packs to use

The Nursery main room – Orange Bubble

The Pre-School main room – Green Bubble

 

 

Week Beginning 29.06.2020 and 06.07.2020

Hello my Reception friends

It has been lovely to welcome some more of our Reception children back into School. For those children who are working at home, we do miss you and we want to say hello 😊.

Grown-ups, the packs which you have picked up from School this week, have work about The Three Billy Goats Gruff and work for the next theme about Keeping Healthy

I have spoken on the telephone with some of you this week and a member of the FS team, will be in touch with the rest of our families during the next two weeks.

Please remember you can telephone School at any time for  a chat.

Take care and talk again soon.

Mrs. Cartwright-Fretwell

This week our work is based on the theme

Keeping Healthy

When we teach the children about keeping healthy we ask them to show their hand, because there are 5 things we need to remember:

Hand Unit - St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

1. Eat fruit and vegetables

         2. Drink water and milk

         3. Keep your body clean

         4. Exercise regularly

         5. Get plenty of sleep 

Share these books together, to help teach your children about how to keep healthy

Brian the Smelly Bear, helps us learn about the importance of keeping our body clean.

Brian the Smelly Bear (Bonney Press Series 2): Amazon.co.uk ...

https://youtu.be/vWbEikY1R8M

Oliver’s Vegetables, helps the children learn about why we should eat healthy food and where vegetables come from.

Oliver's Vegetables - Children's Books Read Aloud - YouTube

https://youtu.be/jpzGIY_RSUw

Oliver’s Milkshake takes the children on a journey to a farm to find milk for the milkshake

Oliver's Milkshake eBook: French, Vivian, Bartlett, Alison: Amazon ...

https://youtu.be/AmREiMAGwkU

These are some suggestions for fun activities to link with

Keeping Healthy

Writing

Pencil, Drawing, Stick Figure, Cartoon, Writing, Yellow, Beak ...

    • Draw a picture of your favourite food.
    • Design a new shed for Grandad (link with ideas from shed of the year)
    • Draw and write about your favourite vegetable 
    • Sheet – what exercise do you do to keep healthy?
    • Sheet – what do we need to do to keep clean?
    • Shopping list: healthy food
    • Look at the picture – write about what you can see on the farm

Maths

Activity 13 - Healthy Snacks

    • Oliver’s Vegetables addition and counting sheets
    • Money recognition 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p 20p, 50p & £1.00 – use the money in role-play to buy some fruit and vegetables
    • Draw round your hand and write the numbers 1-10
    • Sort healthy and not so healthy food – Healthy & Unhealthy lunchbox activity
    • Sort different types of pasta.
    • See how many times you can jump and hop in 1 minute

Expressive Arts & Design

Paintbrush - Cartoon Rainbow | Paint brushes, Rainbow, Cartoon

    • Toothbrush painting
    • Marble rolling hand/feet shape
    • Printing with fruit and vegetables
    • Orange and lemon prints
    • Observational drawing of fruit
    • Hand prints 
    • Finger painting
    • Food Art on paper plates
    • Fun at home!

      • Below are some ideas of food, which your children can have fun exploring. Encourage them to talk about their experiences
    • Custard
    • Cornflour
    • Pasta
    • Jelly
    • Pasta/Rice and saucepans, bowls and spoons
    • Baked beans and mushy peas

Understanding the World

Fruit Salad to Die For Recipe | Just A Pinch Recipes

    • Cooking: make a fruit salad together
    • Have fun- wear a blindfold and try and identify different types of food through taste – orange, mini sausages, bread, chocolate and cucumber

Enjoy some Fruit and Vegetable Songs

Pop Song – Superfood (Fruit and Vegetables)

Superfood (Fruit and Vegetables) Song | Pop Songs for Kids ...

https://youtu.be/d3pYWf3ob0U

The Vegetable Song

Vegetable Song | Songs for kids | The Singing Walrus - YouTube

https://youtu.be/RE5tvaveVak

Wash Your Hands Song

Wash Your Hands Song | Music for Kids | The Singing Walrus - YouTube

https://youtu.be/dDHJW4r3elE

Purple Mash 2 do’s: 

2Dos – Milkshake – Paint a picture of a delicious milkshake

            My Body – Can you draw and label yourself?

 

Week Beginning 15.06.2020 and 22.06.2020

Hello my Reception friends

For those children who are not in School, I hope you are enjoying your new work pack on Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Grown-ups, I have put some new work on our webpage, which you can start when you are ready.

The next work you will be able to collect, will have activities linked to The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Take care and talk again soon.

Mrs. Cartwright-Fretwell 😊

This week our work is based on the book

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

To start our work this week, share the story together. Do not worry if you haven’t got this book at home, you can listen to it on You Tube. Click to listen:

The Three Billy Goats Gruff: Ladybird First Favourite Tales

https://youtu.be/3QzT1sq6kCY

These are some suggestions for fun activities to link with

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Writing

Pencil, Drawing, Stick Figure, Cartoon, Writing, Yellow, Beak ...

    • What was your favourite part of the story? Draw a picture and write a sentence e.g. I like the troll.
    • Draw the Three Billy Goats Gruff and the Troll.
    • Re-write part of the story with help from your grown-up.
    • Put the pictures from the story in the correct order.
    • Write a shopping list – what can you buy for the troll to eat?
    • Grown-ups, please help your child to keep writing their name and the tricky words I sent home e.g. the, to etc.

Maths

The Three Billy Goats Gruff Size Ordering (teacher made)

    • Sort the goats and troll by their size – biggest to the smallest.
    • Hide and seek. Pretend to be the goats hiding from the troll. The troll counts to 20, whilst the goats hide. Take it in turns to be the troll.
    • Grow some cress seed – like the grass growing in the meadow. How tall can the cress grow?
    • The Three Billy Goats Gruff addition and counting sheets

Expressive Arts & Design

Paintbrush - Cartoon Rainbow | Paint brushes, Rainbow, Cartoon

    • Make a scary troll mask.
    • Paint a picture of the troll and the 3 goats.
    • Make a bridge across an imaginary river, using Lego or Duplo bricks.
    • Making a moving troll, using split pins
    • Make the Three Billy Goats Gruff stick puppets
      • Flip-Up Fairy Tales: Three Billy Goats Gruff - Scholastic Shop
    • Use a saucepan and wooden spoon to make the sound of the goats crossing the bridge – trip trap, trip trap. Think about how it should be played (quiet/loud, slow and fast).

Teorema Cookware Collection - Michael Graves Architecture & Design

Understanding the World

Cupcake recipe | BBC Good Food

    • Cooking: make some cakes for the troll to eat, so he isn’t hungry!
    • Grown-ups  – help your child to learn about goats. What do they like to eat? How do you look after them?
    • Plant grass seeds in seed trays and keep them under different conditions (light, dark, without water). Discuss which grass the Billy goats would prefer and why.

The goats have some friends on the farm. Join in singing 

Old McDonald 

Old MacDonald Had A Farm | + More Kids Songs and Nursery Rhymes ...

https://youtu.be/5oYKonYBujg

Purple Mash 2 do’s: 

2Dos Who lives on a farm? – Add some animals to the farm picture

Click on the link below and it will take you to a folder called The Three Billy Goats GruffOpen the folder and you will find some useful resources e.g. a PowerPoint of the story and The Three Billy Goats Gruff stick puppets. 

The Three Billy Goats Gruff Activities

Week Beginning 01.06.2020 and 08.06.2020

This week our work is based on the book

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

To start our work this week, share the story together. Do not worry if you haven’t got this book at home, you can listen to it on You Tube. Click to listen:

Goldilocks And The Three Bears PNG Transparent Goldilocks And The ...

https://youtu.be/nEPYKmIt4dU

These are some suggestions for fun activities to link with Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Writing

Pencil, Drawing, Stick Figure, Cartoon, Writing, Yellow, Beak ...

    • Write a letter to the three bears from Goldilocks.
    • Draw and label – What do you have for breakfast?
    • Draw and label – characters from the story.
    • What was your favourite part of the story? Draw and write about it.
    • Making a sorry card from Goldilocks to the three bears.
    • Write a sentence to describe your teddy bear.

Maths

3 Bowls | wmoc

    • Sort objects by size – small, medium, large.
    • Outdoor number walk (like the Three Bears). Grown-ups hide some numbers and let the children find them
    • Find the numbers hidden in some porridge and write them down when you find them
    • Match the spoon to the correct size bowl
    • Count the number of teddies in your home 

Expressive Arts & Design

Paintbrush - Cartoon Rainbow | Paint brushes, Rainbow, Cartoon

    • Paper plate bear faces
    • Create a bedroom – cut and stick pictures of furniture
    • Breakfast bowl – draw what you have for breakfast
    • Model challenge – can you create the bears cottage?
    • Toothbrush painting
    • Painting with kitchen utensils
    • Finger painting – add leaves on trees to make a forest picture
    • Colour mixing – Yellow and blue to make green for forest pictures
    • Make a moving bear, using split pins
    • Collage using hard, soft and rough materials

Make a rattle for baby bear to make him smile again

Doodle Baby Rattle Toy Play Object Royalty Free Cliparts, Vectors ...Doodle Baby Rattle Toy Play Object Royalty Free Cliparts, Vectors ...    Pin on Craft Ideas

Make a home for the 3 Bears out of Lego

How Lego Is Building a Non-brick Empire - Knowledge@Wharton

Understanding the World

Basic porridge

    • Cooking: make porridge, choose different toppings to go in it (raisins, honey, jam)
    • Cooking: Make bear face toast using blueberries and bananas.
    • Group discussion: Where do bears come from? Show on a globe, share facts about bears, show actual size of paws.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Song

Goldilocks and the Three Bears | Kids Learning Videos - YouTube

https://youtu.be/t99ULJjCsaM

Another Bear story to enjoy

Peace at Last: Amazon.co.uk: Murphy, Jill: Books

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U9y35kWBvM

After listening to the story, write down some of the sounds you can hear indoors and outdoors

Teddy Bear Picnic

Teddy Bear's Picnic Party by Songs For Children on Amazon Music ...

Enjoy the warm weather and have a picnic with your teddies

Purple Mash 2 do’s: 

2Dos Three Bears Chairs – What did the 3 bears look like? Which chair would Goldilocks prefer?

Click on the link below and it will take you to a folder called Goldilocks and the Three BearsOpen the folder and you will find some useful resources e.g. a PowerPoint of the story and numbers on bear paws. 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Activities

Gaynor and Jo Jingles – Fantastic news!

We are really pleased to say that School have agreed to pay for our families to access all of the Jo Jingles at home activities.

Grown-ups PLEASE register and join in. You will need to answer the 3 questions to let Gaynor know your child goes to Abbey Hill.

Jo Jingles.

Message from Gaynor

To join in with all the musical fun which takes place in a private face book group, all you need to do is click on the link below and please answer the question – which class do you usually go to? The answer is Abbey Hill. The link is below:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/702403863633838/?source=unknown

Gaynor has let us know who has been joining in with Joe. If you haven’t joined in yet, then please click on the link above.

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